Archive - Steve Peterson
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Steve Peterson has been in the game business for 30 years now as a designer (co-designer of the Champions RPG among others), a marketer (for various software companies) and a lecturer. Follow him on Twitter @20thLevel.
2 years ago While it's not as bad as retail sales, consumers are still cautious
2 years ago Stock climbs in after-hours trading; Gamefly, Redbox weigh in
2 years ago Guillemot says Ubi has made no policy yet on used games for Xbox One; he also sees next-gen dev costs rising quickly two years from now
2 years ago Following the earnings call, we analyze the year ahead for GameStop as controversy over Xbox One and used games heats up
2 years ago The successful Kickstarter-backed game's mobile versions will be distributed worldwide; Molyneux also tells us he fears consoles are "becoming a hobby"
2 years ago "Effectively, Nintendo needs to relaunch the Wii U and make sure the audience understands what it is"
2 years ago [Updated] Sources say around 30 staff laid off
2 years ago Activision's super confident in its console-centric approach, so why are the execs warning of dangers ahead? We analyze the company's position
2 years ago [UPDATED] EA stock jumps over 14% on forecast. We examine EA's strategy for the next year as it looks to ramp up efforts for the next-gen consoles
3 years ago The veteran designer believes the industry is far from realizing games' potential; he also says EA's Sim City server problems were "inexcusable"
3 years ago What are the search giant's plans for the game industry?
3 years ago We talk to one of the leading makers of game items about how they're made, the impact on sales, and why fans get crazy about game swag
3 years ago Zuckerberg says Zynga's growth hasn't been as awesome as everyone had hoped
3 years ago Shifting mobile game market to hit $9 billion in 2016, says Juniper; tablets helping to drive in-app purchases
3 years ago The V for Vendetta director says there has to be a "master of the ship" on a game at some point so that designers don't get bogged down in minutiae
3 years ago Riot is taking a very scientific and psychological approach to player behavior, and it's only helping to increase League of Legends' popularity
3 years ago Analytics firm now supplying data for Amazon as it expands to nearly 200 countries
3 years ago Profitable, but smaller, Zynga is aiming to turn its business around with new games, midcore, mobile, and real-money gaming
3 years ago The head of InXile talks about the big advantages of crowdfunding, eliminating gatekeepers, cooperating with Obsidian and more
3 years ago The company also sold 19.5 million iPads in the quarter, but gross margins fell
3 years ago The veteran developer talks about Star Citizen's development process, the problems with big publishers and whether the PS4 may see his game
3 years ago Robert Nashak, BBC's EVP for digital, explains how the company deals with its vast array of IP and why BBC is so excited for Microsoft's next-gen Xbox
3 years ago Sessions on the growth of eSports, The Walking Dead's marketing, and the wild wild west of Google Play reveal how some are reaching new audiences
Opinion 3 years ago There was barely a hint of a new console in Microsoft's earnings call, but Xbox unit sales continue to decline
3 years ago Veteran exec laments the treatment of dev teams, talks about Riccitiello's struggle, and predicts Activision's business ending in "catastrophe"